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House of Baratheon

Ours is anger. These are the words of the black stag of Baratheon; a battle cry that echoed through the land in times of rebellion when I, Robert Baratheon, First of My Name, seized the Iron Throne of the Mad King, Aerys Targaryen, ending a nearly three hundred year old dynasty.

House Baratheon of Storm's Cape

House Baratheon of Storm's End


Coat of arms:

A (crowned) black stag rearing up in a golden field


House of Baratheon (in the original: House Baratheon of Storm's End) is one of the great houses of Westeros. Since the Wars of Conquest, it has ruled the Stormlands as high lords from their seat, Storm's Cape.

The founder of the house was Orys Baratheon, an alleged half-brother of Aegon Targaryen. He married Argella Durrandon, daughter of the last Storm King of the House of Durrandon, and adopted her coat of arms and motto.

Their coat of arms shows a black stag, later a crowned black stag, on a gold background. Your motto is "Ours is anger".

The house rose to the new royal house after Robert's rebellion. Robert Baratheon was the first of the Baratheon dynasty to ascend the Iron Throne. He divided the Stormlands and the conquered Crownlands between himself and his two brothers Stannis and Renly Baratheon. This is how three bloodlines emerged, which fought for his inheritance after Robert's death in the War of the Five Kings:

All three lines experienced their decline in the course of the war. The house has since been considered extinct. Robert's unrecognized bastard Gendry was later legitimized and has since ruled the Stormlands as Lord Gendry Baratheon.

In the series


Wars of Conquest

House of Baratheon was founded by Orys Baratheon. He served as a commander in the army of Aegon the Conqueror and was rumored to be his bastard half-brother. Orys defeated the last Storm King, Argilac the Arrogant, and conquered his fortress, Storm's Cape. He also managed to capture Argalia, the daughter of Argilac, whom he married soon after. For his great merits, Orys of Aegon was named Lord of Storm's Cape. Orys took over the coat of arms and motto of the Storm Kings and thus became the founder of the "new" House of Baratheon.

Roberts rebellion

About 281 years after the founding of the House of Baratheon, Lord Robert Baratheon of Storm's Cape rebelled against the "Mad King" Aerys II Targaryen. Robert did this because Aerys first son and heir Prince Rhaegar Targaryen kidnapped Robert's fiancée Lyanna Stark and the king himself had her father and brother murdered. The houses of Arryn, Stark and Tully joined the House of Baratheon. Together they defeated the army of the Targaryens in the battle of the Trident, in which Rhaegar was slain by Robert. After the victory, Lord Tywin Lannister conquered King's Landing with a trick and his son Ser Jaime Lannister slew the "Mad King". As the leader of the rebellion and closely related to the Targaryen, Robert was named the new King of Westeros. After Lyanna's death, Robert cemented his position by marrying Tywin's only daughter, Cersei Lannister. Thus, after 300 years, the reign of the House of Targaryen ended.

Royal house

Since Robert had to rule as king in King's Landing, he installed his youngest brother Renly Baratheon as lord of Storm's Cape. For this he appointed his second brother Stannis Baratheon Lord of Drachenstein, the old ancestral seat of the House of Targaryen, an island fortress in Black Water Bay. This was generally perceived as an insult to Stannis, since his younger brother Renly had received the rich Storm's Cape and he was just an old, poor and isolated island. However, Drachenstein and the surrounding areas were still a rallying point for Targaryen Loyalists, whom Stannis was able to curb as his brother's experienced and devoted general. It is not known whether Robert planned to ever unite the Stormlands, Dragonstone, and the Crownlands around King's Landing. He could also have given the Stormlands to Renly so that he and his descendants could create a new branch of the House of Baratheons. It is also possible that Robert would have wanted to pass his brothers over and at some point would have wanted to hand over the Stormlands to his youngest son, Prince Tommen Baratheon. Whatever he was up to, his sudden death ruined the plans.

season 1

Seventeen years after his coronation, King Robert died of wounds inflicted by a wild boar while hunting. Queen Cersei had secretly made sure that her lackey and cousin, Lancel Lannister, the king's squire, got his master so drunk that he could not defend himself effectively. Thereafter, his eldest son Joffrey Baratheon was crowned the new King of the Iron Throne.[1] His reign, however, was controversial and challenged by those who claimed that Joffrey and his siblings were descended from the incestuous relationship of his mother, Cersei, and her twin brother, Jaime. The best known of them, Eddard Stark, was executed for high treason.[2] However, since Stannis had been informed about it by Eddard, he claimed the throne for himself and spread this knowledge throughout the empire.[1] Renly also claimed the throne and tried to get it with the help of House Tyrell.[3]

season 2

House of Baratheon itself broke up into three rival branches of the family, led by Joffrey Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, and Renly Baratheon. Each of them claimed to rule as king over all of Westeros, which started the War of the Five Kings. From this point on there is no longer a unified Baratheon house, but rather quarreling family members with their own houses fighting for his successor. At first it looked as if King Renly would win the "Game for the Throne" because of the enormous superiority of his army against King Stannis and King Joffrey. However, he was murdered by a shadow sent to him by Stanni's Red Priestess Melisandre. He left no heir, causing his house to crumble and his supporters to disintegrate. The Stormlands Lords, who previously served Renly, reluctantly joined Stannis as Robert's only surviving brother.[4]

With them Stannis was able to assemble a powerful army and lead an attack against the capital King's Landing, where Joffrey Baratheon resided. In the Battle of Schwarzwasser, Stannis suffered a devastating defeat, which was caused not least by the timely arrival of Tywin Lannister and his new ally, the Tyrells. The military might of the Stormlands was broken in this battle, although Stannis was saved and returned to Drachenstein Island with a small number of soldiers. He was then unable to defend his vassals in the Stormlands, who, due to their losses, were too weak to oppose the army of Joffrey. Most of them surrendered to the Iron Throne, some even became active supporters. The Stormlands were now nothing more than a disputed territory, similar to the Riverlands.[5]

season 3

Stannis still holds his seat, the island of Drachenstein and others in the Black Water Bay. Storm's Cape fortress is also manned by one of his garrisons.[6] Stannis was still the legal heir to House Baratheon, but had already formed a house of its own with its own coat of arms. Joffrey and his younger siblings Myrcella and Tommen are not recognized as Robert's heirs throughout the empire and are therefore sometimes considered bastards. With Joffrey's establishment of his own house and coat of arms, he is no longer a true baratheon. Thus, the only surviving members of the House of Baratheon are the Stannis family, his wife Selyse Baratheon and his only child, his daughter Sharin Baratheon.

Season 4

Stannis contacts the Iron Bank of Braavos and, after long efforts, gets them on his side and thus financially support his plans for conquest. [7] Then he ends up with his army at Ostwacht on the sea, knocks down the surprised wildling army from two sides and surrounds Manke's camp and has him arrested, whereupon he settles down with his army in the black fortress for the time being.[8]

Season 5

Stannis marches from the Black Fortress with his army towards Winterfell in order to free the north from the Boltons and thus to get the support of the houses in order to still be able to decide the war for themselves.[9] However, when winter falls with brutal severity, Stannis' army can barely move. As a last chance he is forced to burn his daughter because of her royal blood.[10] As a result, his wife Selyse commits suicide. When Stannis finally feels ready to continue the march, half of his soldiers have already deserted. Finally, in front of Winterfell, there is a battle and Stannis is defeated. Injured and lying on the ground, he is found by Brienne von Tarth and executed by her for the murder of Renly. With his death the line of the Baratheons ends unofficially.[11]

Season 6

The Baratheon dynasty officially ended only when Tommen Baratheon committed suicide after the destruction of the Great Septe of Baelor and the associated death of his beloved wife Margaery.[12]

Season 8

After the battle against the White Walkers, Queen Daenerys Targaryen legitimizes Robert's bastard Gendry. However, since she is not yet officially queen, Gendry does not yet have a claim.[13] After the war, however, he remains the Lord of Storm's Cape and is part of the Grand Council that appointed Bran Stark as the new King of the Six Kingdoms.[14]

Family branches

House Baratheon of King's Landing

Joffrey Baratheon, King on the Iron Throne, founded the House of Baratheon of King's Landing. As the eldest son and descendant of King Robert and Queen Cersei, he was entitled to the throne under the law of Westeros. However, rumors spread that Joffrey was not Robert's son but the product of incest between Cersei and her twin brother Jaime. He received support from House Lannisters of the West, while the Lords of the Stormlands refused to obey him.

Joffrey's coat of arms shows his father Robert Baratheon's deer on the left and his mother Cersei Lannister's lion on the right.

House Baratheon von Drachenstein

Stannis Baratheon, the self-proclaimed King in the Strait, founded the House of Baratheon von Drachenstein. As the eldest son of the House of Baratheon and Robert’s closest relative, he stood behind Robert’s male descendants in the line of succession. However, he declared Joffrey and Tommen to be bastards based on Eddard's findings and thus excluded them from the line of succession. Because of his strict nature, Stannis was an unpopular king who was followed only by a few houses in the Stormlands.

Stanni's coat of arms shows a deer surrounded by a flaming heart, which is supposed to point to the Lord of Light.

House Baratheon of Storm's Cape

Renly Baratheon, the self-proclaimed King of the Rose Garden, founded the House of Baratheon of Storm's Cape. Although Renly had the slightest claim to being the Baratheon King, he passed both Joffrey and Stannis in line to the throne. Most of the Lords of the Stormlands followed him, and Storm's Cape Fortress remained in his possession. That left the heart of the house in his hands and Renly could claim to continue the rule of House Baratheon in the Stormlands. To strengthen his military and political position, Renly married the eldest daughter of the powerful House of Tyrell, Margaery.

Renly's coat of arms shows a golden stag on a green background, which should indicate the alliance with House Tyrell, whose coat of arms is a gold rose on a green background.

In the books

House Baratheon of Storm's Cape is one of the great houses of Westeros, and the most important family in the Stormlands, a region over which they rule as Supreme Lords of the Stormlands. Their seat is Storm Cape, an ancient castle built by the Storm Kings from the extinct house of Durrandon. The Baratheon coat of arms shows a crowned black stag on a gold background. Members of this family usually tend to be tall and sturdy, with black hair and blue eyes, and a strong and strong jawline. They are known for their volatile minds and their words are "Ours is anger".

After Robert's rebellion, the House of Baratheon split into three branches: Lord Robert Baratheon was crowned king and resided in King's Landing from then on, creating the House of Baratheon of King's Landing. Robert gave the seat of Drachenstein to his younger brother Stannis, with which the House of Baratheon von Drachenstein was created. Robert's youngest brother Renly became Lord of Storm's Cape and continued the House of Baratheon of Storm's Cape.